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How to install Audacity 2.0 in Ubuntu 12.04/11.10

Audacity vs 2.0 has been released, and in Ubuntu 11.10 or older versions you may not get the latest version from official update, in that case you can install it either from the source (get it from official site) or a PPA. Obviously the first choice is not for everyone, specially if the second option is available. Audacity is one of the coolest application for editing/creating/recording sounds, and of course it’s a free software – available for all platforms. It’s fast, easy to use with a lot of features!

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What’s New in Audacity 2.0 ?

  • Improvements in sound effects specially in Normalization, Equalization and Noise Removal.
  • Timer Record Feature
  • Improved Label tracks with sync lock track feature, and more keyboard shortcuts to control selected tracks
  • New device toolbar to manage inputs/outputs
  • fast import of media files

Install Audacity 2.0 from PPA

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:audacity-team/daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install audacity

See official page of Audacity for more detail or if you want to download Audacity for other OS or in other formats.

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Best Audio Editor for Ubuntu

Audio Editor or Creator/Recorder is one of the most common applications used in audio/sound productions – specifically in mixing/editing digital audio, although you can also use it to create digital content from a traditional audio storage media such as Record or Tapes.


Audacity : The Best Audio Creator/Editor

Audacity is a cross-platform open source software. Audacity is very easy to use and anyone can start audio editing using Audacity within a couple of minutes. it’s quite popular so in a Linux distribution such as Ubuntu (Latest stable version : 11.10, upcoming version 12.04), Linux Mint etc it’s there in the package repository, by default. Some special editions such as Ubuntu Studio includes Audacity installed by default, because it’s a great application – as Audacity is lightweight and fast with simple user interface (and of course Advanced Features).

What you can do using Audacity ?

For complete list of features, you should refer to its official website but here is a quick view on some of its great features –

  • edit, cut or mix sounds together
  • Record Live Audio
  • it supports MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WAV or AIFF files
  • live audio recording from Line or Mic (or other sources)
  • control pitch or speed of recording
  • very fast editing of larger files
  • Easy import ‘n’ export of various file formats
  • Edit/Mix unlimited number of tracks
  • A lot of funky effects such as Echo, Reverser, phaser etc
  • Plugins are available to add some extra features ‘n’ fun!

How to install Audacity in Ubuntu (11.10/12.04)

Fire up a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+t) and execute the following commands –

sudo apt-get install audacity

Non-Ubuntu users can download the required package from the official website.

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Sound Converter : Best Audio Converter for Ubuntu

Audio Converter is probably one of the must have application now a days, because it allows you to convert one audio format into another desirable audio format (songs/music for for your mobile or ipod or Android/iPhone or whatever). There are lot of free softwares available for audio conversion but SoundConverter is the most popular audio converter application for the Gnome based Linux distributions such as Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora etc.

SoundConverter is an easy to use application with all the basic plus cool features you could expect from such application. It supports a lot of formats – in fact it can accept all the input formats that is supported by GStreamer i.e the input format supported by SoundConverter are – MP3, FLAC, WAV, MPEG, ALAC, Ogg, Vorbis, AAC, AVI, DTS, MOD, S3M, XM, APE etc and the most common output formats are MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3), AAC (Advanced Audio Coding), FLAC (Free Audio Lossless Codec), WAV etc.

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Important Features of SoundConverter

  • it’s simple to use, with an intuitive interface
  • it is very fast and uses multithreaded conversion
  • it can process a number of files easily, because of its efficient use of processing power of CPU
  • Powerful Automated Renaming (also patterns and removal of unwanted/messy characters)

Install SoundConverter in Ubuntu (11.10/12.04/other versions)

sudo apt-get install soundconverter

When the installation is complete, you can drag the input files to the main window and click on Convert Button. You may want to set the type/quality of output audio files under preferences.


Visit official website for information about SoundConverter.

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how to install amarok in ubuntu 10.10/10.04

Amarok is the best mp3 player for Ubuntu 10.10/10.04/9.10 or any other Linux Based operating systems such as Linux Mint,Fedora,OpenSuse..So this post is aimed to help novice users in installing Amarok on Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat) but actually the procedure is almost same for other platforms.Amarok has lot of features like Dynamic Playlists,Context View,scripts,database importing…. with an intuitive user interface(UI). Continue reading

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How to Install Skype in Ubuntu 10.04

how to install skype in ubuntu 10.04 LTS

This Post – will help you in installing Skype on Ubuntu 10.04.If you are familiar with SHELL then just type a single command to install skype otherwise you can also install it from Synaptic Package Manager or by manually download – then install with Debian Package Installer.

Make Free Video and Audio calls in Ubuntu 10.04 – By Using Skype

Skype is a simple software which enable you to make free calls(Audio,video and conference ) over the Internet by using VoIP protocol.It is available for all platform i.e you can use it from Ubuntu,windows or MacOS.It is very simple to use and graphical interface is also very user friendly with a lot of advanced features.You can also send text message instantly and file transfer is also supported.One more amazing feature is that you can also share your desktop with your friends.At this time skype 2.1 beta version is available for Ubuntu 10.04 so you can install it either by using synaptic package manager or by downloading it from the skype’s website(Link is given below).

Some important features of Skype :
Free Audio calls over internet
Free Video calls over internet
Free Video conference over internet
Low call rates to call for mobile number
Now you can also call to landline numbers with skype credit
Call forwarding and voice mails features are also available

You can also install it after downloading skype from it’s official website.
Download Skype

Installing Skype in Ubuntu 10.04

Install Skype from Synaptic Package Manager

1.Open Package Manager(System-Administration-Synaptic Package Manager).
2.Type skype in the search box ..then mark the box(skype) to install.

install skype to make free audio and video calls in ubuntu

3.Click on Apply to begin the downloading and installation process.
4.Wait for few minutes;When the downloading will finish the installation will begin automatically and will finish within few minutes.
5.You are done!!

Install Skype From Command Line – Terminal

Open terminal in Ubuntu 10.04(LTS) from Applications->Accessories->Terminal OR hit CTRL+ALT+T.Then enter the following command to install.There are many ways to install ..If you have download the Deb File already from it’s website then just open the file then open the *deb file with Gdebi package Installer(Either by Double clicking on it or from command line).Another simple way is to run the following command –

ubuntuuser@ubuntuuser-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install skype
[sudo] password for ubuntuuser :                        //Enter your ubuntu login password
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… ..

Now go to the skype’s official website to register yourself(It’s free).After completing the registration you can use that account details to make calls over the Internet.
Skype Registration